Cast of "The Drunkard": Merwin Lucas, Jeffrey Williams, Larry Grenier, Nestor Paiva, Lois Hunt, Sam Ethridge, Zan Joyce, Tom Miller, Helen Westcott, Jan Duggan, Mary Tock, George Stuart, Ada Lilly, and Karl Thomas, Los Angeles, 1938
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Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds. "The Drunkard" is scheduled to beat the world's longest play record at 283 consecutive weeks plus one day. "Abie's Irish Rose" ran 283 weeks for the past 11 years. The cast gathers on two tiers of the stage dressed in costumes modeled after attire in the 1850s. Photograph appears with the article, "'Drunkard' to Set New Play Record," Los Angeles Times, 11 Dec 1938: C1. Text from negative sleeve: 15305 ? (cast of "The Drunkard," long running production @ Theater Mart by Galt Bell of PT Barnum's melodrama - 2000th performance in 12/38)? Text from newspaper caption: Members of the present cast of "The Drunkard" at the Theater Mart are pictured above in character: top row, left to right: Merwin Lucas, the messenger boy; Jeffrey Williams, Arden Rencelow; Larry Grenier, Draver Stevens; Nestor Paiva, Squire Cribbs; Lois Hunt, Mary; Sam Ethridge, the hero Edward Middleton; Zan Joyce, olio entertainer; Tom Miller, the bartender; Helen Westcott, Julia; and lower row: Jan Duggan, Mrs. Wilson; Mary Tock, coloratura soprano; George Stuart, Bill Dowton; Ada Lilly, Mad Agnes, and Karl Thomas, Farmer Gates. Six players of this company of 1938 were in the opening cast of five and a half years ago: Grenier, Williams, Stuart, Miss Duggan, Ethridge and Miss Lilly.
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World records--California--Los Angeles Theatrical productions--California--Los Angeles Costumes Actors--American--California--Los Angeles Stages (Platforms) Actresses--American--California--Los Angeles Thomas, Karl Duggan, Jan, 1881-1977 Hunt, Lois, b. 1907 or 08 Tock, Mary Stuart, George Williams, Jeffrey, b. 1861 or 66 Ethridge, Sam Westcott, Helen, 1928-1998 Lilly, Ada Joyce, Zan Lucas, Merwin, 1925-1999 Miller, Tom Grenier, Laurence, 1906-1978 Smith, W. H. (William Henry), 1806-1872. The Drunkard Theater Mart (Los Angeles CA) Paiva, Nestor, 1905-1966